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Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 22:05:28 +0900
From: Masanori Ogino <>
Subject: gettext and locale names


When I played with gettext API, I found that musl searches .mo files
with a directory named as current *full* locale names, e.g.
en_US.UTF-8. However, we often use shortened names too. Here is a list
of those names from those of my machine in /usr/share/locale: de,
en_GB, ru_UA.koi8u,, etc.

Due to this mismatch, we can't get translations with musl's gettext
API for applications in wild. Thus, I'm considering to implement
locale searching with shortening. Does it make sense?

Masanori Ogino

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